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Japanese Cemetery, Broome

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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Discover Broome’s interesting history, based on the exploits of the men and women who developed the pearling industry in the 1880s, by joining a guided tour of Japanese Cemetery. The riches taken from the sea did not come easily, and this historic cemetery is the resting place of more than 900 Japanese who lost their lives diving for the precious pearls. Many more were lost at sea, and the exact number of deaths is unknown. With its rows of simple headstones, the cemetery is a humble reminder of those intrepid immigrants who lived and died trying to conquer Australia’s seas. See Japanese Cemetery and all Broome has to offer by arranging your trip with our Broome trip generator.
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  • great to see the history of the divers recognised in this cemetery close to town, well maintained and respectful 
  • A visit to the Japanese Cemetary is really a must - very unusual and is also next to other unique cenetaries 
  • This place is both sombre and bizarre. The Japanese cemetery is carefully restored and maintained. Beyond the gates is a world celebrating the life of some colourful characters, with solar lights to c...  read more »
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